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Imilac   contributed by Svend Buhl   MetBul Link


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906 grams.   Pallasite, PMG

TKW 920 kg. Fall not observed. Found 1822 in the Atacama Desert of Chile.



   


Svend writes:
This meteorite was recovered in 2019 in the central part of the strewnfield. The find location is in immediate proximity to the impact pit that contained a 19 kg individual and that was found by Garcia and Barrera in 1986 and is believed to be a fragment from that mass, separated late in the flight. The photo showing the author in the Imilac strewnfield gives an impression of the awe-inspiring vista of the majestic Llullailiaco, a dormant stratovolcano at the border of Argentinia and Chile, some 80 km to the east of Imilac Station.


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Tracy Latimer
 11/22/2019 12:19:38 PM
Fabulous pallasite!
Tomasz Jakubowski
 11/21/2019 11:20:42 AM
I am sure this can be one of best meteorite I ever saw....
Jim Masny
 11/21/2019 10:05:49 AM
As stated, amazing that specimens like this are still out there waiting to be found. Just WOW!
Anne Black
 11/20/2019 10:13:23 PM
Amazing that after these many years and all those hunting expeditions there are still large pieces to be found.
Jon Taylor
 11/20/2019 7:24:32 PM
I'm amazed that a mass of this size escaped all those other detectors. Congrats on a fabulous discovery!
matthias
 11/20/2019 4:32:24 PM
(Pic 4): Extending in several directions at the same time. This piece tends to continue growing. In any case: it's right big enough. A real big wonderful shining crazy-diamond-carrier on its mission.
Ben Fisler
 11/20/2019 3:21:23 PM
Oro desierto!
Andi Koppelt
 11/20/2019 11:56:10 AM
Always a pleasure to see meteorites from the Recon-collection. Big catch, Svend!
Alexander Seidel
 11/20/2019 11:47:17 AM
Marvellous specimen, congrats, and very nice high quality photography (..as always, when you post something)!
Shams from Egypt
 11/20/2019 11:13:42 AM
A magnificent Pallasite. Keep sending photos of your wonderful meteorites.Thanks a lot for sharing.
Bernd Pauli
 11/20/2019 4:24:23 AM
B*e*a*u*t*i*f*u*l, to say the least! Thanks for sharing!
Graham Ensor
 11/20/2019 3:27:09 AM
Wonderful example to recover Svend.
Simon Bartlett
 11/20/2019 2:48:43 AM
Beautiful piece, and a stunning location!
 

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